Eric Wallack is a music professor in Ohio who played guitar and Chapman stick on these keyboard/synth compositions by Dick Metcalf. This music was all done through the mails. Eric is a master at his instruments, and plays a blend of psychedelic & straight-ahead rock that is very attractive in oh so many ways. If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at
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December 11, 2011
Eric and Rotcod ride again. author: Taped Crusaders
Eric and Rotcod ride again.
author: Taped Crusaders
Eric and Rotcod ride again. Pretty much similar in style to Armchair Carpet Rides in that it is similar in instrumentation (guitar and keys) and intention (improvisation). The track titles make it look like a Sun Ra album, but no all-out freak-outs mixed with big-band swing here. A great combination of sparkling keys and strings on "Star Dusted"; that's what it sounds like, swirling sparkling stardust, chasing itself through light. "Five Shades Of Zzaj", the magnum opus of this release, goes all over the place from surreal sounding percussive echoes to almost bar-room style blues, ranging in texture and pitch between movements. The next track, "Life On Pluto" depicts the laid back lounge grooves inhabitants of that barren star are so renowned for. Groovy, but should have been longer. There's lots of great relaxed jazz beats, the always cool Kurzweill keyboard sounds, and a nice breathy balance between each artists contributions, leaving plenty of space for improvisation to come forward and receed, without imposing upon each other.